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Charlie Sheen Vows to Help Tornado Victims

May 2, 2011 (9:02 pm) GMT
Embattled actor Charlie Sheen is planning a charity event for the tornado victims in Alabama, after a fan wrote to the star asking for help.

Severe storms swept across America over a 24-hour period, beginning on Wednesday, April 27, levelling entire neighbourhoods and claiming nearly 300 lives.

The former "" star, who toured the damaged southern state on Sunday, vowed to help people by organising a benefit, reports the Associated Press.

He says, "I want (to bring) some money, hope, faith and healing to the area."

The actor decided to visit the city of Tuscaloosa after a University of Alabama student reached out to the star via Twitter.com, begging him to perform a relief show to raise funds for the devastated people.

In a response to the request, Sheen wrote, "Alabama; Heading your way. On a recon mission. My Cadre right behind me. You need help. I'm bringing it. DogSpeed."

A date for the event has not yet been announced.

The actor has been raising quite a bit of cash for good causes during tour stops on his one-man "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Death Is Not an Option" trek across North America - Sheen cut a cheque to the Organization for Bipolar Disorder Awareness in Canada last month and also helped raise funds for disaster relief in Japan. On Saturday he raised $20,000 (GBP12,500) for the family of brain damaged baseball fan Bryan Stow at a show in San Francisco, California.

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